Opening ports on my server

  • Posted on October 3, 2014
  • dampAsked by damp


I have tried to follow this guide here (How To Set Up a Firewall Using IPTables on Ubuntu 14.04) and have done everything this tutorial said. But still when I scan my server with nmap <myserverip> i still only get port 22 and port 80 as open. I need to open port 50010 for a service I am trying to create, but I see no way for me to open this port.

sudo iptables -L: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination
ACCEPT all – anywhere anywhere
ACCEPT all – anywhere anywhere ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED ACCEPT tcp – anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ssh ACCEPT tcp – anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:http ACCEPT tcp – anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:50010

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination

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So for those of you still having a problem, the answer is simple. Apache needs a rule to allow traffic through the port. First find your port lsof -i :5000 (5000 is the port in question).

This will give you

app  2850 root    3u  IPv4  22462      0t0  TCP *:5000 (LISTEN)```

As you can see we are listening to 5000 with TCP connection. Now just add the rule to apache:
```sudo ufw allow 5000/tcp```. This will tell the firewall (ufw) to let traffic through. Now you should be okay to use the ```http://<yourport>:5000/path/to/service```. Good Luck.

The port won’t be considered “open” until something is listening on it. Your firewall config looks right so just install the service and run it and you should be good to go. You might have to configure it to listen on instead of or localhost, but that depends on the service’s defaults.

Ports are open by default.